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May 19 Writer Birthdays

May 19 Writer Birthdays

* 1886 - Bernadotte Everly Schmitt, Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian.
* 1903 - Ernest Samuels, Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer & lawyer.
* 1909 - T. Harry Williams, Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, professor & historian.
* 1930 - Lorraine Hansberry, Tony Award-nominated playwright & screenwriter best known for A Raisin in the Sun, Broadway's first drama written by a black woman.
* 1932 - Paul Erdman, American business & finance writer who also wrote novels dealing with business & finance.
* 1932 - Elena Poniatowska, Paris-born Mexican journalist & author; considered to be "Mexico's grande dame of letters."
* 1933 - Edward de Bono, Maltese author, physician & inventor who writes about creativity & lateral thinking.
* 1933 - Tom Feelings, American Caldecott Medal-winning children's author, illustrator, cartoonist & social activist.
* 1934 - Jim Lehrer, journalist, TV news anchor, editor & author.
* 1934 - Ruskin Bond, Indian writer of British descent who wrote for both adults & children.
* 1941 - Jane Brody, nutritionist, health columnist & author.
* 1941 - Nora Ephron, film director and Oscar-nominated, Tony Award-winning writer of screenplays, novels & essays; she based her novel Heartburn (and the screenplay she wrote for the movie based on it) on her 2nd marriage, which was to Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein; her 3rd husband was Oscar-winning screenwriter & author Nicholas Pileggi; her parents and 2 sisters, Delia & Amy, are also screenwriters, while her other sister, Hallie, is a journalist & novelist.
* 1966 - Jodi Picoult, American author of bestselling novels.

Picoult - The Tenth CircleFeelings - Middle PassageEphron - Heartburn



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